couch by couchwest 2014: a brief recap

well, couch by couchwest 2014 is over. it was tons o’ fun, but also just like every year, frustrating as hell. hopefully, y’all had a chance to check out some of the submissions. if not, here are just a few of my favorites of the 350+ that were posted. i could have probably added about 20 more, but alas, i am a lazy fuck.

american aquarium “wolves” – a cxcw exclusive which was pretty awesome

rosanne cash and the thread “a feather’s not a bird” – yeah this was pretty awesome to get

cory call of arliss nancy and a brand new song called “andy dufresne” yes named after the shawshank character

kent goolsby “brilliant disguise” – springsteen cover

hallelujah the hills “you got fooled” an outtake from their upcoming record
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captains dead’s favorite records of 2013 2 of 4 parts: 6 – 10

well, since i was still sitting here and already knew what i was going to do, i figured why not? all of these are absolutely wonderful/brilliant/lovely records, please do check em out….

6. bufallo gospelwe can be horses


7. michael rank and stagmermaids


8. arliss nancywild american runners


9. courtney jayelove and forgiveness
say oh say


10. califonestitches

arliss nancy live in baton rouge, 10.17 at mud and water + “benjamin” compass and square session

since discovering these guys, colorado’s arliss nancy, last year i think it was, they have never been far from my earholes. and now they’re coming to baton rouge on thursday to support their most excellent record, and one of my favorites of the year, wild american runners. so if youre in town or around baton rouge, please do yourself the favor and get your ass over to mud and water. they’re playing in san antonio tonight at ten elven – the name of the bar. also make sure you pick yo’self up a copy of above mentioned record. buy their stuff via amazon

arliss nancy “benjamin”


woah! hold up! i knew they finished their record, arliss nancy that is, but didnt realize it was coming out so soon. alluded to record is entitled wild american runners and due out on 10.4 on gunner records. their 2012 record, simple machines, was one of my favorite records last year, and continues to please my earholes. its so fucking good. well, here’s the first single off the new one, enjoy. check out their fb page, linked above, for upcoming tour dates – a bunch being over across the pond.
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arliss nancy “the crease”

first off, i am a person who hold grudges, childish as they may be, i still hold em. i have tried for the past 5 years or so to get on the suburban home pr list and you know what i have been met with? silence…. i am only trying help, is that so wrong? so, i am breaking my suburban home boycott to talk about arliss nancy’s newest release simple machines cause its a fantastic fucking record.
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